The Eldorado is a 30 story Art deco buiding with twin towers on 90th St and Central Park West. Each tower houses only one apartment per floor.
It overlooks the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park. The great stock market crash of 1929 that followed the beginning of construction eventually overwhelmed its financing and by 1931 the building was in foreclosure and the builder,
Early tenants included New York Senator Royal Copeland and the prominent rabbi of Reform Judaism Dr. Stephen S. Wise and Barney Pressman, founder of Barneys New York, the retail clothing store.
More recent apartment owners have been Alec Baldwin, Faye Dunaway, Garrison Keillor, Tuesday Weld and Michael J. Fox and Moby. . Author Sinclair Lewis chose a tower apartment in this building because it had views which encompassed all the bridges of the city at that time. The building was also the fictional address of Marjorie Morningstar, the heroine of Herman Wouk’s 1955 novel.
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